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Jul 4, 2011 11:35pm PDT
met more than a year ago in afghanistan in place that years of war had made unsafe for everyone, he signed up for duty that put him directly in harm's way. he talked to us about it at the time. american lal lor, one marine's story. >> reporter: we first meet joey jones in afghanistan. the financial base of the taliban. helmand is the deadliest province. do you feel like you're ready to retire? >> i'm jest getting started. >> reporter: and 23-year-old jones has one of the most tang rouse job, bomb disposal. >> it's a big deal for the country and the guys behind you. i saw an opportunity to do a little bit more. >> reporter: he's from dalton, georgia. a father of a 2-year-old boy. on this day, a tip comes in. jones and his team prepare for a tough day. >> bad day is coming out andnd doing our jobs and something going on. >> reporter: there are no big bomb suits. they prepare to detonate the ied. there's an achingly long silence, an then -- the blast rings in our ears. we walk to the crater. a local resident says there are three more this the area. >> get them out of here. >> reporter:
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Jul 1, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. >>> we turn next overseas now and to afghanistan, whereree are getting our first look tonight at grizzly new images from inside that luxury hotel in kabul, swarmed by suicide bombers who went on that deadly attack. in an abc news exclusive, nick schifrin tonight takes us inside. >> reporter: abc news filmed the first images from inside the intercontinental. the attackers blew themselves up in bedrooms, in stairwrwls, in the hallway. the top floor, completely destroyed by fire. on the roof, a massive firefight. the attackers brought bags full of red bull and water so they could fight for hours. for the first time, a senior afghan police official admitted to abc news that his men wouldn't have retaken the hotel without the help of these nato special forces. later this month, afghan forces are supposed to take responsibility for security in parts of the country. but their response to this attack raises questions about whether they're ready. nick schifrin, abc news, kabul. >> nick, our thanks to you. >>> and it's those images that have authorities here at home on high alert this fourth. comb
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Jul 28, 2011 11:35pm PDT
issues with killing muslims in the afghanistan war. last year, abdo took the unusual step of complaining to tv networks. among them, al jazeera. >> i do not think the afghanistan or the iraq war is justified islamicly. and i do not ink, and believe, that i can participate in any war that the u.s. army partakes or involves itself in. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, military officials were concerned about so-called radical same, abdo has been overheard making. he was also known to talk about anwar al awlaki, who is hiding in yemen and believed to be plotting attacks against the u.s. many consider awlaki america's number one enemy. still, despipi those suspicions, abdo disappeared and went awol on the fourth of july. police now know that he came here to killeen, texas, and checked into this hotel. and tuesday, he took a dtaxi to this gun shop, guns galore, the same store where the alleged shooter bought his weapons in 2009. about beau bought six canisters of gun powder, three boxes of shotgun ammunition and a mag sooeb for a semiautomatic pistol. >> he arrives in a taxi, okay? that's --
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Jul 30, 2011 5:00pm PDT
crisis is on the minds of u.s. troops serving in afghanistan. marines want to know if they'll get paid if the debt deadline expires. it was the first question they asked the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff during his visit today to afghanistan. admirable mike mullen told him he does not know the answer, but says he's confident they will eventually get any salary they're owed. >>> failure to raise the debt ceiling could have widespread impact and end up costing us all more. interest rates for homes and cars are expected to rise. rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage could go a half percent. economists believe the crisis could lead to a further drop in the value of the u.s. dollar. as a result the price for goods, specifically imported from china, like rice and spices would increase. jitters about the debt deadline are having an impact on wall street. the dow lost 581 points last week. there's the biggest weekly drop in a year. >>> a stanford political science expert says the impasse is nothing new. professor david brady says both parties have the same problem, getting their members t
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Jul 12, 2011 5:30pm PDT
service. today was all about a moment in afghanistan when petry was severely wounded, shot in both legs, looking at a live grenade that could have hurt his fellow soldiers. abc's john donvan on what he did. >> reporter: above and beyond. that's where leroy petry went in may 2008, afghanistan, his seventh tour of duty. these pictures, from before he found out what he was made of. with the true sign of that today being in all the ceremony, a certain discomfort at the attention. >> to be singled out is very humbling. >> reporter: perhaps, yes, for a kid who used to get into fights and who almost failed in high school. but who, out there, picked up a live enemy grenade to toss it away to save his comrades. it cost him his right hand, but he's alive, rare fororedal of honor winners. who usually are honored posthumously. but there's also this. leroy petry decided he's not done. and when he re-enlisted, he took the oath with his right hand. his new one. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> and we want to honor him, too. >>> and, still ahead on "world news," one thing you may want to buy to he
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Jul 31, 2011 8:00am PDT
in afghanistan, asking their commander if they are going to get paid, it's really shameful. >> yes. >> what are the choices that are going to be made if this doesn't come through as you hope? >> well, it's really unthinkable. i think the scepter you raised is one of the reasons i think there's so much urgency on capitol hill this morning. >> what are the tough choices and what will be paid? >> first of all, our focus now is on solving this. you know, we don't have much time left. a little over 60 hours, i guess. we've got to get this solved. >> and, you know, at the last hours, people are looking for off ramps. there is no off ramp here. the only option for congress to raise the debt ceiling and sign the initial deficit reduction savings into law. obviously, if congress isn't able to act, the treasury department has to brief people affected and will obviouslsldo that. the focus has to be driving toward some conclusion. i think the american people are gone through this recession, many lost jobs, many working two jobs, they are helping family members who have been affected. they are furious a
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Jul 28, 2011 2:05am PDT
. neither al qaeda in afghanistan nor pakistan now pose as grave a threat to america as their affiliate in somalia, that according to u.s. counterterrorism officials. the group known as al shabaab has even been successful in recruiting westerners. >> al shabaab is recruiting inside american mosques in somali communities like minneapolis and san diego according to the justice department. >> reporter: congressman peter king, chairman of the commtee on homeland security, held a hearing on the increasing threat. >> the terrorist training camps run by al shabaab teach their participants how to kill people and so the ability of one of those individuals to return to the united states and to put into practice that training is a threat. >> reporter: abc news has learned that before he died osama bin laden was secretly urging al shabaab to target the u.s. at least 40 somali-americans have trained and fought in a civil war in their homeland in the last three years, including three suicide bombers. as many as two dozen remain unaccounted for. >> probably the next, most significant terrorist threat
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Jul 4, 2011 7:00am PDT
the true meaning of independence day. ♪ the soldiers in the southeastern corner of afghanistan took part in a flag-raising ceremony, complete with a military band. they were sent to afghanistan as part of president obama's troop surge. they're due to return home next month. >>> the sacrifice so many have made in the fight for freedom a stark indication this morning that more americans are unaware of the very origins of this holiday. listen to this. a new poll finds that 42% of americans don't know the u.s. declared independence, 1776, folks, and 24% don't know that we declared independence from the british. >> come on. >> most of them said they could not remember which country. >> i categorically cannot accept that. >> there you go. >> unbelievable. >> i would be curious to see what country they would pick. >> everything but britain. >> unbelievable.. >>> unbelievable. although this is of course, independence day, fourth of july. we're desperate for one day of great weather. we turn to you, stephanie roberts, from our great tampa station, wfds, in today for sam. for the very latest. step
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Jul 10, 2011 8:00am PDT
hacked voice mails of the families of britain's soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan. for celebrities that saw their cell phones illegally hacked and been exposed to people offal world, finally people were listening. actor hugh grant smoke out on the bbc. >> you didn't care who got hurt as long as you were able to sell your newspaper. >> reporter: that's paul mcmullin, for more than a decade, a reporter and editor at "the news of the world." >> would you stop at anything to get the story? you would do anything. >> even breaking the law? >> absolutely. >> reporter: we learned they made it an industry, allegedly bribing police for scoops and hacking as many as 4,000 people's phones. on friday, the arrests began starting with andy colson former editor of "the news of the world" and he would become spokesman for david cameron. he now conceive thad maybe politicians and police have been a little too cozy with the press baron. >> we've all been in this together. party leaders were so keen to win the support of newspapers we turned a blind eye to the neat to sort this issue. the people in po
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Jul 17, 2011 7:00am PDT
that are on their way to afghanistan, they are coming. i mean, there's a ton of american pride floating around germany right now. >> we had three younungirls hop in our van before we left to come here today to take a picture, there's young and old, boys and g gls, actually saw richard jefferson from the nba in our lobby hotel this morning. he's excited about the game. a lot of buzz. a lot of buzz. >> that's cool. let me ask you. the team usa has never lost to japan. what do they have to do today to keep up that streak? >> the first thing they have to do is throw away that stat. this is a totally different japanese team. i mean, it's 22 wins, 3 ties, all time against japan. but the u.s. knows this is a very good japanese team. they never made it to the semifinals before and beat sweden in the semifinals. never made it to the finals and here they are, and they are riding a lot of pride, of course, from the tragedy that they've gone through in the last four months. >> a lot of supporters from japan from that standpoint. what does the u.s. need to focus more on? their offense or defense? a lot of people a
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Jul 3, 2011 8:00am PDT
in the military. hear about ceremonies on iraq and afghanistan, who are americans who are there, illegal immigrants now becoming americans as a result of their service to our country. there's many ways to serve our country. allow these people to serve. i think it would be to america's enrichment. >> on that note, thank you all so much. when we return, struggling to save the american dream as wall street pulls in record profit main street tries to survive. and the gap between rich and poor grow, even wider. we'll take you to one city fighting back. grows. we'll take you to one city fighting back. e. turn it up in a malibu. 33 mpg, over 500 highway miles a tank. one of our 9 models o. fuel up, rock on. very well qualified lessees can get a low mileage lease on a chevy malibu ls for around $179 a month. fuel economy based on epa estimates. count on chevy for more out of every mile. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] and just like that, it's here. a new chance for all of us: people, companies, communities to face the challenges yesterday left behind and the ones tomorrow will bring. prudential. b
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Jul 22, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, because of norway's involvement in afghanistan, nato in libya, perhaps this was al qaeda or a libyan reaction, but it turns out to be a lone norwegian, who was arrested, believed to be involved in the bombing and the shooting. said to be in his 30s, a military veteran who has grievances with the government and now talking to police, a kind of norway version of timothy mcveigh, the american military vet who blew up thehe federal building in oklahoma city in the '90s. >> so, what do you know about the bomb itself? >> reporter: well, the bomb went off. it is not as high explosives as they thought. a homemade bomb. they also found several other undetonated bombs on that island at the youth camp, which he had taken with him. >> we're looking at the debris right now. that shattered glass. and we all began thinking about buildings here in this country today and that video of the practice run with the barriers we set up in front of so many buildings across this country. >> reporter: well, the u.s. has been very vigilant in protecting government buildings. it probably couldn't happen in the u
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Jul 27, 2011 4:00am PDT
, washington. >>> an alarming story out of afghanistan this morning, and it is still developing. a suicide bomber assassinated the mayor of kandahar. this comes just days after president hamid karzai's brother, himself a powerful figure, was killed in the same city. now these new attacks are raising doubts about the stability of this critical area for the u.s. >>> another developing story this morning. drenching rain and flooding are triggering deadly landslides in south korea. at least 19 people were killed and several others are still missing. they were swallowed up by mud and debris in seoul and another town. many of the victims were college students who had been doing volunteer work. more than 15 inches of rain has fallen since last night with more on the way. >>> a mexican judge has thrown the book at an american teenager giving him the maximum sentence for a series of especially gruesome murders. the san diego born 14-year-old admits killing four people whose beheaded bodies were found hanging from a bridges. the problem, though, the maximum sentence in mexico for a minor is only thr
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Jul 29, 2011 4:00am PDT
't want to fight in afghanistan but sources say he was more than willing to cause bloodshed at home. after being arrested he told officers he "wanted to get even with the military" military and chose ft. hood because of the 2009 attack where major nadal hasan allegedly killed 13 and wounded 30. he told them his plan was to set off two bombs then shoot any survivors. police say the attack was imminent. >> we would probably be here today giving you a different briefing had he not been stopped. >> reporter: greg ebert is the man would stopped him. a former marine and police officer who works at this killeen gun store. he got suspicious when abdo arrived in a cab on tuesday then bought six pounds of gunpowder, three boxes of shotgun ammunition and a magazine for a semiautomatic pistol. he paid $250 in cash. >> if somebody comes in, especially into a business like this, and makes a purchase and doesn't know what he's buying, i'd be concerned about that. >> reporter: concerned enough to call police, who the next day searched the soldier's room at this local hotel. inside that young soldier's hot
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Jul 30, 2011 5:30pm PDT
significantly. imagine this. half a world away in afghanistan, u.s. soldiers today, meeting with their chief, chairman of the joint chiefs mike mullen, asked, will we get paid? and he was forced to say, i simply don't know. but beyond that, america's international friends and, indeed, its friendemies, are concerned. they say, it is damaging. they call it irresponsible, what's happening in washington. especially china, which holds the most u.s. debtbt. it's calling for a resolution to this. and a key investment manager says to me, that the rest of the world is stunned, bewildered, more than a little worried. and that the damage has already being done. it's already more than a flesh wound. >> always fun to hear the word friendemy on the evening news. christiane, let me just pick up on the last thing you said there. do you really think that even if a deal is done and they beat the clock, that real damage has been done in a lasting way? >> well, look. this is what people there are saying. that the level of thth acrimony, the level of the paralysis, the partisanship here, has sent a discouraging
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Jul 7, 2011 6:00pm PDT
of a murdered school girl and families of soldiers killed in afghanistan as well as families of terror victims. this took papers's 200 staffers by surprise. >> the practices of certainly individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in, and i believe in. and this company believes in. >> and there is word a former editor and a senior journalist about to be arrested and questioned. revenue from the final issue will go to charity. >> rangers will not try to capture or kill a grizzly bear that killed a hiker yesterday in yellow stone national park. a southern california man was hiking with his wife on a trail when they came face-to-face with a grizzly, and her cubs. the couple walk wade but saw the bear a second time and it charged them, killing the husband. the woman escaped serious injury. it's the first fatal attack by a bear inside of the park in 25 years. >> still to come tonight, caught in the middle of a class of check cashing scheme. >> they let the money go. now they're blaming me because i took the money out. >> next from 7 on your side, the bad c
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Jul 10, 2011 5:30pm PDT
in afghanistan. all of this, one more sign of the growing tensions between the u.s. a a pakistan. >>> as all of this debate over spending plays out in washington, in towns across this country, millions of americans just want to find a job. tonight, another stunning number behind the new and rising unemployment figures. it now takes an average of ten months to find a job, the longest ever. millions of americans now have only food stamps to get by, and those benefits kick in once a month at midnight. and it's created a new shopper in this country. the families heading out in darkness to get their food. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> looks like it's ready. >> reporter: we spent more than a month following leslie benson and her family. she was laid off from her job as a corporate health care administrator two years ago. her unemployment has run out. and the state gives her just $97 in food stamps each month to feed her family of three. >> we live for t tt last day of the month so we can restock and replenish. >> reporter: we gave them a camera to show us how in the world they make their food la
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Jul 12, 2011 4:00am PDT
, a marine serving in afghanistan just proves that all you have to do is ask and you shall receive. >> you just never know. sergrgnt scott moore posted a youtube invited "black swan" star mila kunis to attend. with the urging of his co-star justin timberlake she said yes. >> worthy date. i think that's great. >>> coming up next the stories we'll follow later on today from the friends and dig thatties who say good-bye to betty ford. "atlantis" astronauts.ask of the we'll be right back. to deal with the sadness, the loss of interest, the lack of energy. [ male announcer ] ask your doctor about pristiq -- a prescription medicine proven to treat depression. pristiq is thought to work by affecting the levels of two chemicals in the brain -- serotonin and norepinephrine. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens or you have unusual changes in mood, behavior, or thoughts of suicide. anti-depressants can increase suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, teens, and young adults. pristiq is not approved for children under 18. do not take pristiq with maois. taking pristiq with nset
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Jul 14, 2011 5:30pm PDT
watch. >> return to the bay area of a fallen hero from afghanistan. >> tonight parking lot scuffle outside of our studios could put an end to a rip off targeting drivers throughout the city. good evening, everyone. >> it's a scream that is easy to pull off. after he sue -- you see how it works it will never work on you, again. vick, there is not much to it but it seems effective. >> we're talking about a serial conartist, praying on drivers pulling into lots like this one. this parking lot where he was arrested just yesterday, but chances are he'll be back here soon.
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> and if there is one extra person is a success. >> an east bay city joins a band bag war in afghanistan on. >> there are notice goings out to california drivers that have many scratching their heads. we'll straighten ut out later on 7 on your side. >> and there is a group of local all stars qualifies for a league world series. it's a race against time to get there. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> it's been there 40 years, and tonight plans to replace the safeway store with a bigger supermarket are coming under fire. and. >> this is beautiful. >> patrick is worried the view from the flower shop is about to change. >> if you turn around, it will be there. >> that is because safeway wants to replace the 40-year-old super mashlgt with a new one twice the size. >> they're going to impact street and i think that the time my kids are kids, a block like this will be gone. >> just like patrick's, safeway sells flowers and meat, bread, like a baker and a growing selection of wine. >> i doubt they want us to be here. >> do you think they want to capture business? >> our
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Jul 1, 2011 4:00pm PDT
.s. withdrawals from iraq and afghanistan. >> the secretary of defense i will work to ensure our nation continues to have the best trained, best he quipped in the world. >> later today the 73-year-old is set to fly home to the family farm. >> still ahead this afternoon another company about to go public. how much zinga expects to raise coming up. >> also a nervous-sounding prince william speaks in canada. we're getting more details about the visit to california. >> traffic moving well on 680 right now. nothing like gridlock we saw on interstate 80. stay with us. we'll be right back. >>> another bay area internet company is going public, hoping to raise up to $1 billion. the san francisco company is behind popular games like farmville. the announcement follows recent ipos and both based in the bay area. >> wall street ended the week with the market's biggest weekly gain in two years. >> there are plenty of fire works this week. major averages ending for a fifth day in a row, our biggest gain in two years, hows of homeowners getting a break. almost 5,000 homeowners had their principal reduced, part
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Jul 2, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. >>> now, to afghanistan. we're getting an exclusive look inside that deadly attack, by terrorists at a luxury hotel in kabul. an american who was there, having dinner with his family when it all unfolded, had his camera in hand. and tonight, he shows abc's nick schifrin, what he captured. >> reporter: it started as a serene tuesday night in kabul. ali omar, that's him there, filmed his family joking around. they sat outside the intercontinental hotel. >> by the poolside, having dinner. >> reporter: then, the shots started. first, in the distance. then, a little closer. and then, just as that police officer there, is walking away. >> they killed him. up close. after they hit him, they turned around, just started spraying. >> reporter: ali runs through the dark. still filming. >> i said my prayers. if i die, i die. i'm watching the guy. he's just shooting in the crowd. i'm staring at him. if i can see him, he can see me. i ran and jumped the wall. there were about 16 of us on the other sid. >> reporter: they waited there. that's his father. that's his cousin. nobody helped them. >>
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Jul 4, 2011 4:00am PDT
airborne division. >> this particular group of soldiers was sent to afghanistan as part of the surge. due to return home next month. >>> now for a look at morning road conditions on this holiday. flooding could cause problems on i-95 from d.c. into the carolinas. it could be stormy along i-10 from houston to tallahassee. wet along i-90 in the dakotas. and minnesota. >> and if you're flying, airport delays are possible in atlanta, miami, charlotte, memphis, st. louis, minneapolis, phoenix and las vegas. apparently a tough day for travel. look out. >> all over the place. >>> lot of fireworks displays are canceled in the south and southwest this fourth of july. >> the reason, hot, dry weather, which means potentially dangerous fire conditions. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: wild fires like this monster still burning near los alamos county. one reason, all of the way to s dia, canceled fireworks displays. all made worse by murderous heat and drought. dangerous temps of over 110 scorched the southwest. a record 118 in phoenix. and temps 100-plus bake in california. the mississippi vall
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Jul 5, 2011 4:00am PDT
and do not use fireworks. >> reporter: in afghanistan, u.s. service members celebrated america's birthday with cake. >> it's an honor to serve our country. >> reporter: and, of course, it wouldn't be fourth of july without hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. in new york, some people went a little overboard. competitive eater joey chestnut scarfed 62 hot dogs in ten minutes and won the contest. >> came out to win, did what i had to do. might be in the pepto-bismol later. >> reporter: in the first women's competition sonya thomas took home the competition eating 40 hot dogs in 10 minutes. >> i can eat something else later. >> reporter: karen travers, abc news. >> little thing. >> joey scarfed 20,000 calories. >>> that's what's making news in america. >> do stay with us for "good morning america" and have a
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Jul 27, 2011 2:05am PDT
from iraq and afghanistan. >> it as $2.7 trillion increase in the debt ceiling with highly suspect spending reduction features. >> reporter: with a week to go until the august 2nd deadline when the government runs out of money, this exercise in capital brinksmanship is literally spending the treasury down to its last dollars. rob and tanya? >> we've been hearing for weeks now about this august 2nd deadline next week. but apparently the feds may have this extra cash. the government could pay its bills past august 2nd. some breathing room here. but still, it doesn't really make this any less intense. >> thanks to a little number crunching by the treasury department, there does seem to be a little leeway. but it still needs to get done. >> some deal hopefully in the works. we'll see. >>> one side effect of the big debt battle, believe it or not, is an increase in airline fares. they were put in place last weekend to make up for taxes that expired because washington just can't get its act together. with anger over the increases now growing, some senators are demanding that airlines eit
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Jul 13, 2011 7:00am PDT
lines of iraq or afghanistan, but how is this for courage? gets online and asks a movie star for a blind date. it's mila kunis and she said yes thanks to justin timberlake who goaded her into it. >> a terrific follow-up. >> we'll talk to his parents about that. only did it in two takes, that's all it took. >>> how about the beauty pageant circuit losing a between after 6-year-old eden wood is hanging up her crown. now, she and her mother tell us why she's really saying good-bye and, lara, you've talked to her a time or two. >> i have. i have. she is something. >>> and is it the beginning of the end for the super group the black eyed peas? we'll find out. what is going -- >> what's going on? >> oh, no. >> sam is back. >> you guys remember when "bert the conqueror" took me on that trip and then shot us out on -- >> sam, sam. >> shot us on the side of the cliff. i've always wanted to did this. a scissor lift outside the studio. 3 1/2, 4 stories up. are you all right? >> yes. >> yes, you operating it is scaring me. willy-nilly. >> he's not breathing. >> aaagh! >> get us lower. get us lower.
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Jul 22, 2011 4:00pm PDT
of nato, and has been active in afghanistan and libya. prosecuters filed charges against an islamic cleric who allegedly threatened to kill norwegian politicians. bora is from oslo and president of the san francisco norwegian club. >> i'm absolutely stunned. you know? i think all of the members of the norwegian community here in san francisco and bay area are just, you know, we're in shock. and we're so saddened. >> his parents and sister live in oslo. he's been in touch with them and following vemments on social media. >> there is a about from what i understand several thousand norwegian citizens in the bay area. i speak for all of us, i think when i say this is a tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are going to our friends and family in norway, right now. >> police say they don't know the motive or if the attacks were the work of one person or a terrorist group. >> and thank you, hajer, here in the bay area, san francisco forensics experts determined a 19-year-old probably killed himself in an officer-involved shooting. police are intensifying efforts to find the missing guchblt last we
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Jul 27, 2011 4:00pm PDT
'dership in pakistan and afghanistan have been pushed to the brink of collapse. and they're concerned about its affiliate in somalia's ability to strike within the us use probably the next, most significant terror threat may emnate from the al qaeda presence in somalia. >> abc news learned before he died, osama bin laden had been secretly urging al qaed's affiliate in somalia to target the u.s.. and many there is a civil war alongside islamic radicals, sources tell abc news 40 have trained and fought there in three years alone, including three suicide bombers. >> not al qaeda nor any facilities have come close to drawing muslim americans and westerners to jihad. >> the recruits have come from across the country. california, minnesota, illinois, missouri, new york, new jersey, virginia, alabama, and texas. >> they continue to call for strikes against the united states. as a result we cannot and will not let our guard down. >> there is disturbing evidence the group is forging an alliance with aggressive al qaeda affiliate in yemen. a senior al shabazz leader was captured on evidence with planning
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Jul 29, 2011 4:00pm PDT
. this interview with wsmv. >> i refuse to go to afghanistan because it was against my conditions. >> now, police say the 21-year-old was planning what they describe was a terrorist attack on fellow u.s. soldiers. he went to a gun shop near fort hood, paying cash for ammunition and gun powder. the clerk who sold him the material thought something wasn't right. >> i asked what is the potential for a problem? if i'm uncomfortable, i'm unbashful. >> the arnly granted him objector status but put discharge on hold after allegedly finding child porn on his government computer, on july 4th he went awol. investigators say he then set his sites on fort hood, the same base traumatized when a major killed 13 and wounded 30 others. investigators say he wanted to get even with the military and planned to detonate two bombs in a restaurant near the base then shoot survivors. >> we made a decision to call the police it and worked out well. >> police found him in a nearby hotel they found ammo, pift krol and pone yents to build two bombs and an article called how to make a bomb in your kitchen. came from an engl
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Jul 14, 2011 4:00pm PDT
on the staff sargeant and the 36-year-old died july 5th after his unit was hit in afghanistan. the family found out today that the state was to the planning to fly the flag at half staff on monday, the day of the funeral. >> we're getting my son's body before it, we got told that the american flag was not going to be at half mast in california. that it was going to be in all of the other 49 states. and i'm working on trying to get that corrected. >> now, the governor's office has just confirmed the flag will be lowered monday saying the only reason for the confusion is that flag had been lowered in honor of the soldier on the 12th after communication with the department. but that communication had misinformation in it. also the governor's office says from the federal government that added to their grieve today, he served his country 16 years. his survived by his wife and two adult children from a previous marriage n daily city, abc 7 news. >> and police have arrested the girlfriend of giovanni ramirez, the chief suspect in the beating of brian stow. police considered her a perfect of -- person
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Jul 18, 2011 3:05am PDT
on abc news. general david petraeus hands over nato command in afghanistan this morning to his replacement, lieutenant general john allen. petraeus leaves the region during a sensitive time. >>> general motors announcing a $300 million investment today, bringing encouraging news to michigan's auto industry. the money could go into a full-size truck factory in flint. >>> this morning's rush hour should be normal in los angeles. a bridge removal project along the infamous 405 freeway was completed sooner than expected over the weekend. shocking. >> was that much ado about nothing? >> yes. >> really, everyone just kind of went nutty on this whole thing. >> but they did so much media coverage beforehand, i think that's what saved them. >> good preparations. >>> for his final act harry potter pulled off one of the greatest tricks yet. he turned everything he touched into gold. >> the final movie in the franchise took in a record $168 million in the u.s. this weekend. here's t.j. winick with the story. >> you're a wizard, harry. >> reporter: ten years. eight films. $6 billion in tick
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Jul 5, 2011 4:00pm PDT
a news conference today in afghanistan wrrx he intended to discuss the withdrawal of the troops. >> what i've head raed is quite shocking someone could do this, knowing that the police were trying to find this person and trying to find out what happened. >> and she was found dead six months after she went missing and a serial killer was convicted last month. >> the los alamos nuclear lab set to reopen tomorrow now that the threat has passed. the fire has burned 121,000 acres but the lab escaped major damage. the facility were evacuated last week, residents allowed back into their homes, and officials believe the fire was spark bid a tree. >> and the most popular person on google's answer to face book. >> and a great vacation deal in exchange for your phone what. hotels are trying to talk you into. >> and a look at traffic in san jose this, is 280 at 17. moving nicely on this day after the 4th of july. stay with us. we'll be right back. >>> looking towards san francisco, ocean beach underneath clouds there. and spencer swril that for us shortly. yale university is wrapping ape record-sett
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Jul 12, 2011 2:05am PDT
. mixed with all sorts of people of all ages. >> reporter: before he was killed in afghanistan in february he'd formed a remarkable bond with a stray dog. >> he'd written about this dog that was in the compound. he just loved it. wrote a lot about her. >> reporter: conrad lewis was serving with the 3rd battalion, the parachute regiment. the dog was named pegasus after the regiment's emblem. >> when conrad came back christmas, he said that he wanted pegasus, to bring pegasus back when he came back at the end of his tour. so after he died, we thought that that's what he'd want us to do. so we set t about doing it. >> reporter: it's taken some doing. but thanks to his regiment, the afghan national police, and the charity which rescues animals from war, pegasus is now in the uk. although she hasn't yet got a new home. quarantine regulations mean she'll be in these kennels for six months. for centuries, dogs have played a crucial role during war time, whether it's sending messages or sniffing out land mines. but in peg's case it's been more a question of companionship and loyalty and the impact
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Jul 24, 2011 8:00am PDT
released the names of 17 soldiers and marines killed in iraq and afghanistan. somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> that's it for our program today. thank you for watching and we'll see you next week. >>> in the news this sunday, the revealing new pictures in the bryan stow investigation. same-sex couples are getting married in new york. join us next for the news at navigating today's real estate market is complicated. you've seen the signs. that's why having the right real estate agent is more important than ever. at remax.com, you can find experts in short sales or bank-owned properties or commercial real estate, agents who can help speed up the process,
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Jul 31, 2011 7:00am PDT
is in afghanistan promoting president obama's order to begin withdrawing troops. admiral mike mullin said drawing down the troops can be done without putting the mission at risk. >>> and the first trees donated by the september 11th memorial in new york city have been planted where flight 93 crashed in pennsylvania. all 40 trees will be planted, one for each victim on that flight. >>> a mississippi man, this is a weird one, was arrested for letting his 8-year-old son drive, while he, the father, was asleep, allegedly drunk in the passenger seat. state troopers were called when they saw the pickup driving erratically. the man's 4-year-old daughter was also in the car. >>> and finally, some penguins at the san francisco zoo have rejoined their colony after graduating from fish school, fish school. imagine that. the penguins spent the past month learning how to swim and interact with people. it's time for the weather and casey curry from the abc 13 station in houston, casey. >> good morning, ron. we'll talk quickly about the tropics. yesterday it was about tropical storm don. don is gone, but we're
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Jul 17, 2011 8:00am PDT
and afghanistan. we'll be right back. this...is the network. a living, breathing intelligence that's helping drive the future of business. in here, inventory can be taught to learn. ♪ machines have a voice. ♪ medical history follows you. it's the at&t network -- a network of possibilities... committed to delivering the most advanced mobile broadband experience to help move business... forward. ♪ >>> goal! abby wambach again, usa ahead. the united states are in the world cup final for the first time in 12 years! >> and, with that, the u.s. national woman's soccer team, secured a spot in the world cup finals. a blazing moment of triumph after a tough season of adversity. today in frankfurt, germany, americans poised on the brink of history, one win away from the record shattering third world cup championship. and it hasn't come easy as the coach confessed it's not been an bumpy one. a crushing loss to sweden had the team leftt for dead, then riding high, the american women dealt a final blow to france, securing that place in the world cup final. their story captured the public imaginatio
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Jul 25, 2011 7:00am PDT
back, george. good morning to all of you. we begin with america's new ambassador to afghanistan, who is now on the job, sworn in just hours ago in kabul. ryan crocker said that there will be no, quote, rush for the its, end quote, as the u.s. prepares to withdraw from afghanistan. 10,000 troops are scheduled to come home by year's end. >>> a dramatic sight over dallas last night. take a look. an american airlines jet trailing fuel behind it. a 777. just left dallas for brazil when one of its engines caught fire. the pilot had to make a u-turn, had to dump all that fuel to attempt to lighten his load. still, though, several tires blew as the plane hit the runway. however, a safe landing otherwise. >>> and hundreds of same-sex couples made it official sunday. tying the knot on the first day that gay marriage became legal in new york. the weddings took place between young and old. protesters out in droves, vowing to fight the law. new york is the largest state to legalize gay marriage in this country. >>> football fans may get their wish. the four-month or so nfl lockou
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Jul 29, 2011 2:05am PDT
.s. wars in afghanistan and iraq and was heading to ft. hood to get revenge. we're told that abdo had been under investigation for months. apparently he initially came under suspicion after he was allegedly overheard making radical statements. military officials started looking at his background and eventually came across child pornography on hompur. abdo facing those charges in a court-martial disappeared on the fourth o jul in addition to the bombmaki materials in that texas hotel, police discovered jihadist material. as the investigation continues, the fbi wants to know did abdo become a ticking time bomb on his own or did someone encourage him? rob and tanya? >> all right, pierre thomas. >>> norway's police now believe last friday's mass murders were carried out by a lone wolf attacker. since killing 76 people in that bombing and shooting massacre, anders breivik has said he is part of a network of people plotting against multi-cultural europe. but authorities now say he acted alone last week and he kept his plans to himself for about a decade. their concer
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Jul 22, 2011 7:00am PDT
. norway has troops in afghanistan. they support the operations in libya. both of those are lightning rods. and perhaps even more to the point, last year, a norwegian paper reprinted those danish cartoons that caused such a firestorm in 2005. >> that's right. we know you'll be following this story extensively for us. thank you for joining us. >>> now gleets back to lara at the park. >> it's hot here in central park. 27 million people think this first one is pretty insane. it is a video that has gone viral. it's shot in broom, australia. two small dogs are using their -- well, their herding skills to try to gather a group of sharks. that wasn't insane enough. one dog decides he's going to take it to the next level and bite one of the sharks. the dog was fine. the shark swam away, intact, perhaps his ego a little bruised. but everybody is good on that one. >>> next up, i love the story of a baby giraffe giving us all hope. that is her name. she is living in the topeka zoo and proving that these boots are made for walking. she was born with her feet on backwards. front to back, so with the he
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Jul 29, 2011 7:00am PDT
to afghanistan because it was against my islamic conditions. >> reporter: he wanted out. but military investigators say they found child pornography on his government computer. so, on the fourth of july, abdo went awol from ft. campbell, kentucky. investigators believe he came to ft. hood to stage an attack similar to major nidal hasan's rampage in 2009 that killed 13 and wounded 30. abc news has learned he told investigators he wanted to get even with the military. that he planned not to attack the post but a nearby restaurant popular with soldiers. he told investigators he planned to detonate two bombs there, then shoot any survivors. >> it seemed like he was up to something. >> reporter: his plan unraveled shortly after he got out of mark smith's cab at that gun shop. greg ebert sold him the ammunition and gunpowder, but got suspicious when he paid $250 in cash. >> we made a decision to call the police. and fortunately, it worked out well. >> reporter: officers tracked young soldier to this nearby hotel. in his room, all of that ammo, a pistol, the components to make two bombs and
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Jul 8, 2011 7:00am PDT
of people. and not just celebrities and famous people but victims of murder. >> war widows from afghanistan and iraq. an incredible story. >> incredible to watch as it unfolds. >>> we're also going to have more of diane sawyer's amazing interview of jaycee dugard. what a remarkable and resilient young woman she is. and you're going to see more and hear from her. >> the strength and serenity she displays in that interview is just incredible. >>> also, more on casey anthony. we now learned her sentence e w extended by four more days. she's not going to get out until next sunday. we're going to have the latest on that. >>> and also, we'll have the latest on these emergency negotiations in washington to try to prevent the united states going into default. the president actually called the congressional leaders into a rare session on sunday afternoon. and the changes they're talking about could affect every single american. >> in dramatic ways. >>> first with josh elliott with more on the top stories including this horrible story in the ballpark in texas. george and i were watching the videotape
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Jul 15, 2011 2:05am PDT
to be dane's dad. he's a marine sergeant who's been deployed in afghanistan since january. obviously a picture-perfect moment there. it's like better than if luke skywalker had walked in. >> his own superhero. >> exactly. pretty amazing stuff. we'll be right back with more "world news now." let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement nsurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to " 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call now to find out how an aarp... insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, not paid by medicare part b. that can save you from paying .up to thousands of dollars... out of your own pocket. these are the only medicare supplement insurance plans... exclusively endorsed by aarp. when you call now, you'll get this free information kit... with all you need to enroll. put their trust in aarp p medicare supplement insuranc. plus you'll get this free g
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
commander has taken control in afghanistan, general john allen 140,000 american troops in the country. taking over for general david petraeus who is set to run the cia. handover comes as violence hits an all-time high. three more troops were killed today. >>> and now, to the jubilation in japan, sure we were all saddened by the u.s. women losing in the world cup final, in a penalty shootout. if any nation deserves to feel the pride that follows such a momentous win, it's japan. >> reporter: we're out here in one of the busiest districts in tokyo. all day we have been hearing spontaneous chants of japan. it has been four months since that devastating earthquake and tsunami killed 25,000 people. but today, japan finally has reason to celebrate. team japan's v vtory capped an emotional run for the perennial underdogs. for the players, this was much more than a soccer game. alalg the tsunami-ravaged coast, renewed hope. nervous fans packed sports bar into the early hours. fans celebrated in the streets. some were just too emotional to speak. in team captain homare sawa's hometown, elation
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Jul 4, 2011 3:05am PDT
these soldiers stationed in the southeastern corner of afghanistan. they took part in a flag-raising ceremony complete with a military band to observe the fourth of july holiday, independence day. very nice. >>> taking a look at your all-important weather, this becomes very important. we have barbecues to talk about. can't have rain on the barbecue. severe storms are possible in the dakotas and parts of minnesota. there also could be flooding rains in missouri, maryland, and arkansas. firefighters in the desert southwest could get some help from monsoon rains. it always rained in seattle when i was growing up on the fourth. >> we should say folks in texas, it's very dry, looking for some rain. in colorado, northern texas, 10 degrees warmer than usual. seattle, seasonable in the mid-70s. chicago, detroit, minneapolis, mid-80s. i can deal with that. >> that sounds pretty good. >>> the calendar says it is the 4th but the scene on washington state's crystal mountain is just a little bit more confusing because record snowfall has extended the skiing and snowboarding season. >
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Jul 7, 2011 7:00am PDT
into the phones of a 13-year-old murder victim and families of soldiers killed in afghanistan. staffers are also accused of paying off police for stories. arrests are said to be imminent. >>> and now, here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> well, josh, as we've been talking this morning, tonight on "world news," jaycee dugard is going to speak for the first time about 18 years of captivity. she was 11 years old when she was taken. horrible sexual abuse. and she will talk emotionally about the birth of her child and also what it means to survive. lessons for us all about loving our lives every, single day. and that is coming up tonight on "world news." josh? >> thank you, diane. an extraordinary thing to wrap your mind around. you sat with her earlier this morning. diane has the first interview with jaycee dugard. it is going to be absolutely compelling. >> it will be. thank you, josh. >>> let's check in, now, with the buzziest showbiz headlines and trends. and lara at the smart screen board. >> all right. you heard the music, elizabeth. let's get to it. time for o
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Jul 13, 2011 2:05am PDT
. afghanistan, his seventh tour of duty. these pictures from before he found out what he was made o o with the true sign of that today being a ceremony, a certain discomfort at the attention. >> to be singled out is very humbling. >> reporter: perhaps, yes, for a kid who used to get into fights and who almost failed in high school. but who out there picked up a live enemy grenade to toss it away to save his comrades. it cost him his right hand. but he's alive, rare for medal of honor winners who usually are honored posthumously. but there's also this. leroy petry decided he's not done. and when he re-enlisted he took the oath with his right hand. his new one. john donvan, a a news, washington. >> you know, the medal of honor was given yesterday on the award's 149th anniversary. president lincoln signed the medal of honor act in 1862. >> how cool is that? also, he's now been assigned to a military base near tacoma, washington, where he's going to help other war veterans as well to transition back into everyday civilian life whicicis really difficult for a lot of veterans. >> still keep
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Jul 15, 2011 7:00am PDT
also hoped to kill general petraeus, commander of forces in afghanistan and soon to be cia director, the same way, either in a helicopter or fixed-wing airplane with a missile or rocket-propelled grenade. investigators do not believe the planning got very far. and both mr. obama and general petraeus have countermeasures on their aircrara and additional aircraft following them that would make them a very tough target, josh. >> chilling details. martha raddatz in washington, thank you. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton has arrived in turkey to meet with diplomats, hoping to end the 5-month-old conflict in libya. the u.s. has recognized the libya rebel group as the libya's legitimate government, freeing cash for weapons to take on moammar gadhafi's forces. >>> and roger clemens will learn in september whether he's off the hook for good. the judge in his federal perjury case declared a mistrial thursday after prosecutors showed jurors what was deemed inadmissssle evidence. clemens is charged with lying to congress about using performance-enhancing drugs. >>> and there's word nfl ow
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Jul 5, 2011 2:05am PDT
not purchase, do not sell, and do not use fireworks. >> reporter: in afghanistan, u.s. service members celebrated america's birthday with cake. and of course it wouldn't be fourth of july without hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. in new york, some people went a little overboard. competitive eater joey chestnut scarfed down 6hot dogs in 10 minutes. he won his fifth straight nathan's famous hot dog-eating contest. >> i came out here to win, did what i had to do. might be eating pepto-bismol later. >> reporter: in the first-ever women's competition, sonya thomas took home the title, eating 40 hot dogs in 10 minutes. there was drama surrounding the men's competition. takeru kobayashi, another champion eert was not at yesterday's nathan's event because of a contract dispute. he staged his own event in manhattan and ate 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes. peggy and daniel, that would have broken joey chestnut's world record. >> we were talking about the technique, they dip the hot dogs -- >> in water. >> actually you see joey chestnut jumping. >> technique. just to get
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Jul 27, 2011 7:00am PDT
in afghanistan. a man with explosives hidden inside his turban has assassinated the mayor of kandahar kandahar who was a dual afghan-american citizen. the brother of the president was asasssinated in that city two weeks ago. >>> and another developing story. this in south korea where the heavy everest downpours in a century have triggered massive mudslides, killing nearly two dozen people. 15 inches of rain in 1 day turned streets into rivers, flooding at least 800 houses. and another ten inches could fall before friday. >>> meanwhile, here at home, congressman david wu now says that he will resign in the wake of a sex scandal. the seven-time oregon democrat is accused of an unwanted sexual encounter with the 18-year-old daughter of a campaign donor. >>> after her exclusive interview with abc news and robin, the hotel maid who accuses dominique strauss-kahn of sexual assault is reportedly meeting with prosecutors today. sources tell "the new york post," that nafissatou diallo will try to revive her case by explaining inconsistencies. >>> a marathon in the majors last
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Jul 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
by american forces in afghanistan, there's new evidence that the war is more violent than ever. the u.n. says that civilian deaths are up 15% this year compared to last year's record high. it comes just as the u.s. hands over more security duties to afghan forces. >>> and former first lady betty ford will be laid to rest today alongside her husband at his presidential museum in michigan. thousands gathered to pay their final respects wednesday after ford's casket arrived from california. >>> and the theater where david letterman tapes his show has been vandalized for a second time this week. a florida man was arrested overnight accused of shattering glass on the front doors of the ed sullivan theater. another man was picked up sunday after doing essentially the same thing breaking several of the same windows in an admittedly drunken rampage. now diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> and hello again, josh. hope it's a great week so far. tonight, we are going to crown one of our viewers a made in market all-star. just our first. a mom who
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